Meeting Times & Transport
Getting to Seattle
If you do not live in the Seattle area, flight reservations for your
course should be made as soon as possible.
Alpine Ascents uses the services of Charles Mulvehill at Scan East
West Travel: (800) 727-2157 or (206) 623-2157.
He is very familiar with our domestic and international programs
and offers competitive prices on all flights.
Day 1 of Climb
Arrive at our Seattle offices at 6:30AM on the first day of your climb. We will begin with a thorough equipment check and orientation, during which we will go over the required equipment, apparel and food. We will make recommendations for substitutions and additions as necessary. Please arrive in your street clothes. After the gear check and before we depart the office for the trailhead, there will be time to change into the appropriate climbing attire.
Location: Alpine Ascents International Office, Seattle, WA (See directions on next page)
What to bring: Please bring your pack fully packed with all gear listed on the gear list. Rental gear can be picked up at the gear check. You are responsible to bring all gear on the gear list except your rental gear. If you are unsure if a piece of gear you plan on bringing is suitable for the climb, please don’t hesitate to contact our offices before your arrival. We happily make recommendations.
Their knowledge of climbing and the mountains is freely given like it’s the first time they’ve discussed it—even though you know it must be the 10th, 20th, or however many times they have said it already. Their encouragement, passion, and smiles are everlasting memories. I love climbing with AAI; the passion, professionalism, knowledge and experience of the Mountain Guides just can’t be beat.